Beer Braised Brat using .394 Pale Ale
•Chili Beer Brat Dog using .394 pale ale from AleSmith Brewing Company Ingredients
For the chili
– 1 tablespoon butter
⁃ 1 green bell pepper
⁃ 1/2 yellow onion, diced
⁃ 1 jalapeno, diced
⁃ 1 clove of garlic, minced
⁃ 1 pound of ground beef
⁃ 1/2 can of .394 pale ale beer
⁃ 2 tablespoons chili powder
⁃ 1 tablespoon cumin
⁃ 2 teaspoons tajin
⁃ 1 teaspoon salt
⁃ 1 teaspoon pepper
⁃ 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
⁃ 1 15 oz. Can of crushed tomatoes
⁃ 1 15 oz. Can of red kidney beans
⁃ 1 15 oz. Can of chili beans For the bratwurst
⁃ 2 cans of .394 pale ale beer
⁃ 2 garlic cloves, minced
⁃ 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
⁃ 1 teaspoon pepper
– 3/4 teaspoon salt
⁃ 1/2 yellow onion, julienned
⁃ 5 bratwursts, raw (not precooked)
⁃ Buns for serving For the toppings
⁃ Cooked onions or Sauerkraut
⁃ Ketchup or mustard
⁃ Cheddar cheese
⁃ Sliced jalapeños
Instructions For the chili:
1. In a Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat.
2. Add the green bell pepper, onion, jalapeño, and garlic. Cook down for three minutes over medium heat.
3. Next, add the ground beef. Use a spatula to break into small pieces.
4. Add the seasonings and beer, stirring to incorporate.
5. Finally, add the tomato paste, canned tomatoes, kidney beans, and chili beans.
6. Stir to combine, before covering and allowing to simmer on low for one hour.
For the bratwurst:
1. Add the beer, garlic, and onions to a large pot. Then, sprinkle in the seasonings.
2. Place the bratwursts in the pot, then bring to a boil.
3. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10-12 minutes.
4. Remove the bratwursts, allowing the onions to continue simmering, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes over medium-low heat.
5. Grill the bratwursts or sauté in a hot cast iron skillet with melted butter until golden brown (about 2-3 mins on each side over medium-high heat)
For the toppings:
1. Lightly grill or bake the buns to toast them unNl golden, then place the cooked bratwursts inside.
2. Load with chili, then top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!